1 Enjoy the scenic surroundings at Elmley Castle and follow Hill Lane uphill. House Martins, Swallows, Bullfinch, Greenfinch and Collared Doves will be seen in summer months. The surrounding villages of the hill still hold good numbers of breeding Spotted Flycatchers. 2 Hillsides hold Green Woodpeckers, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, (increasing chance of Red Kite) and corvids. Woodlands hold Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Pheasant and Marsh Tit. 3 The more open scrub holds Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Tree Pipit (which breed), Meadow Pipit, with a chance of passage Whinchat and one or two Stonechat during autumn. Plus, Short-eared Owls.
4 Near the summit, a few pairs of Yellowhammer breed, together with Linnet and Meadow Pipit. Ravens fly overhead. Ring Ouzels pass through during spring and autumn migrations. Wheatears inhabit the short cropped grass areas with the Greenland race birds during spring. Both Snow and Lapland Buntings have been seen on occasions, while a passage Black Redstart may also be encountered, so keep a look out.
5 Surrounding fields offer Sky Lark while suitable habitat to the east has turned up Dotterel.